In March of this year, nine New Canaan High School students, members of the Class of 2012, were named National Merit Scholarship Program finalists. The Class of 2011 at New Canaan High School had  eight members named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Eighteen members of the Class of 2010 were National Merit Commended scholars. In addition, five students were named National Merit Scholars and four were National Merit Scholar semi-finalists.